KENILWORTH, NJ - The Spotswood High School golf team lost stellar golfer, Evan Esposito to graduation last June. However, the team has bounced back from the big loss to put together a winning season, compiling an 11-6 overall record. The Chargers moved from the Greater Middlesex Conference White Division to the Blue Division this season. It's a change that has had a positive effect on the young team, making them more competitive.

The Chargers defeated both Piscataway High School and John F. Kennedy Memorial High School to advance to the first round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Golf Tournament on Tuesday, May 16. Their wins put the twelfth seeded Chargers up against fifth seeded Colonia High School.

It was a beautiful afternoon for golf, however, the Patriots came away with the win to advance to the next round, defeating Spotswood, 155-171.

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Benjamin Snyderman and Katerine Demitus of Colonia grabbed first place with scores of 36. The Patriot's Leonard Gigantino finished second with a score of 38. Trevor Jozefowicz placed third for Spotswood with a score of 40. Blake Janeczek finished fourth for Spotswood with a score of 43. Douglas Gumprecht and Mike Langan of Spotswood tied for fifth with a score of 44. Matthew Guille of Colonia rounded out the top first round finishers with a score of 45.

Snyderman is the defending GMC individual winner from last year's tournament. The senior won the title by two strokes last May. He was the first golfer from Colonia High School to claim the title.

The finals of this year's Greater Middlesex Conference Golf Tournament will be played on Thursday, May 18 at 8 a.m. at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township.

Spotswood finished second in the Central Jersey Group One Division behind Metuchen High School. The Bulldogs hold an 11-1 overall record for the 2017 season.